When they're rocking the red carpet, celebs get a lot of help from makeup artists. Discover a few of the best celebrity secrets you can try yourself.

Eye makeup can sometimes become highly intimidating for even the most cosmetic savvy of us. We've all been wondering what tips and tricks celebrity makeup artists use to get that fabulous looks. Here are some of them!

Celebrity Eye Makeup Secrets

Celebrity Eye Makeup: Softer Smoky Eyes


Megan Fox's not-so-smoky eye makeup seems less complicated than the usual heavy, darker version. Her secret? Before applying eye makeup, dust on a translucent loose powder on the lids and under the eyes. This will keep eye shadow from creasing quickly. Then line the inner rims with gray or black liner, and smudge along the top outer corners. Apply touches of eyeshadow across the lids and blend. Try NYX Glam Eyeshadow in Golden Glow. Using the same shadow, carefully line the lower lashes with a brush. Individual false lashes finish the look.

Celebrity Eye Makeup Secrets

Celebrity Eye Makeup: Shadowy Cat Eyes


The new diffused cat eye makes a statement of its own, somehow looking both pretty and bold, as January Jones proved it. The secret to create this makeup is to rim the inside of the eyes with a kohl cake liner, then apply neutral shadow on the entire lid as base. You can try out shades like gray and navy, if you want a break from black. Next, dot the outer corners with liner in an upward sweeping point for a soft cat eye. Make sure to line as close to your lashes as possible for a defined look. Smudge with a fluffy brush and put on tons of mascara. Try L'Oreal Color Riche Eyeshadow Quad in Cookies & Cream

Celebrity Eye Makeup Secrets

Celebrity Eye Makeup: Two-Tone Eyes in Purple


Your friends will most certainly envy you once you manage pull off Olivia Munn's makeup style: a bright, intense liner can be fun and easy to apply. The secret is to first dust a bit of shadow along the lower lash lines to create some sparkle and contrast. After lining the top lid in black gel eyeliner, use Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel Eyeliner in Plum to draw a very thin line along the bottom lashes—this color looks incredibly gorgeous on brown or hazel eyes.

Celebrity Eye Makeup Secrets

Celebrity Eye Makeup: Dewy Neutrals


Sometimes less is more. Julianne Hough keeps her look natural and fresh with petal cheeks and glossy nude lips. What is the secret to walk out of the house looking like a million dollars? Beautiful fluttery lashes. Makeup artist Carmindy says that using Latisse makes lashes longer, darker, and thicker. This way you'll surprise anyone with an easy-to-do, neutral looking makeup that requires little mascara and no false lashes.

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